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The Indiana House has officially passed the Constitutional Carry, a bill that would repeal the state’s permit requirement for carrying a handgun in public.

The “permitless carry” proposal passed in a 63-29 vote Tuesday. The bill would permit anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun, except those with a felony conviction or possessing a dangerous mental illness.

Currently the state requires Hoosiers to obtain a license to carry a loaded handgun outside their own home, business, or car. Those who back the bill argue requiring law-abiding citizens to undergo police background checks to carry is undermining their Second Amendment rights.

Guy Relford, attorney, founder of the The 2A Project, and host of WIBC’s The Gun Guy, has been one of the forces behind pushing this bill through.

“Law-abiding Hoosiers should not have to beg permission from the government in order to exercise a Constitutionally-protected freedom.”

Twenty-one states in the US currently practice Constitutional Carry.

Guy Relford, The Gun Guy, joins Tony Katz to discuss the bill and its importance: